What is Mifeprex and how does it work? Mifeprex (mifepristone) is a drug that blocks a hormone called progesterone that is needed for a pregnancy to continue. Mifeprex, when used together with another medicine called misoprostol, is used to end an early pregnancy (70 days or less since the first day of the last menstrual period).
Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights has been calling on all provincial and territorial governments, as well as the Federal government, to promptly ensure that the cost of medication abortion is covered under public health care.
Misoprostol is typically sold in pharmacies in tablets of 200 mcg. Four tablets are recommended to initiate an early abortion, and four (or, rarely, eight) more may be required for its completion. It is best to use misoprostol within nine weeks since the last menstruation; that is, fewer than 63 days counting from the first day of the last regular period.